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Theme Parks in Florida

Theme Parks

THEME PARKS ACROSS FLORIDA

WEEKI WACHEE SPRING & BUCCANEER BAY
P.O. Box 97
Brooksville, FL 34605
(904) 596-2062

WATER MANIA
60073 W. Highway 192
Kissimmee, FL 34746
(407) 396-2626
(800) 527-3092
Email: to webmaster@watermania-florida.com

Location: One half mile east of I-4.
Days open: March - Sept. 30th.
Daily Hours: Open Daily, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. October Open Thursday - Sunday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Park closes for the season October 26, 2003. Call for re-opeing March 2004.
Attractions: "Wipe-out," grab a body board and ride a continuous wave; "The Screamer," it's a straight drop down this 72-foot high free-fall speed slide.
Water Mania, A 38-acre water park, offers a variety of water thrill rides and dry-land activities. Water Mania has been in operation since 1986.
General admission prices are $21.35 adult and $18.14 child (3-9 yr.).

WALT DISNEY WORLD
P.O. Box 10,000
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
(407) 824-4321

Attractions: HA! There are too many.
Does "Once upon a time is here" tell you anything about Walt Disney World? This 43-square-mile theme park is one of a kind. Walt Disney World consists of seven individual theme parks.

MARINELAND, INC.
9600 Ocean Shore Blvd.
Marineland, FL 32086
(904) 460-1275

Location: On State Rd.A-1-A Between St. Augustine & Daytona
Days open: All year long!
Daily Hours: 9am - 5:30pm
Attractions: Underwater feeding- Look through port holes to see exotic animals being fed.
See the wonders of the underwater world at Marineland.

JUNGLE LARRY'S ZOOLOGICAL PARK CARIBBEAN GARDEN
1590 Goodlette Road
Naples, FL 33940
(941) 262-5409
Email: info@caribbeangardens.com

SEA WORLD OF FLORIDA
7007 Sea World Drive
Orlando, FL 32821
(407) 351-3600
(800) 327-2424

Days open: Every day of the year!
Daily Hours: 9am - 9pm
Attractions: Everything. Sea World is a unique experience.
Sea World gives you a chance to get close up to marine life such as the killer whale Shamu, Manatees, Penguins, Dolphins and more.

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA
1000 Universal Studios Plaza
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 363-8000

Location: Take I-4 and exit at #29 or #30b.
Days open: Every day of the year!
Daily Hours: 9 am - closing time varies.
Attractions: "Back to the Future...the Ride," is a simulated time traveling ride; "Kongfrontation." face the biggest monster in movie history; "Earthquake," experience it.
Universal Studios Florida is the #1 movie studio and theme park in the world! Go back stage and see how things work in the movies and ride a few thrillers while you're there.

WET 'N WILD
6200 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 351-WILD
(800) 992-WILD

Location: Take I-4 and exit on 30A. On International Dr.
Days open: Every day of the year!
Daily Hours: Times vary. 9 am - 7, 9, 10 or 11pm; 10am - 5 or 6pm
Attractions: "The Bomb Bay," a thrilling 7-story drop; "Der Stucka," An almost vertical drop sends you down the fastest waterslide in the world; "Surge," a 6-story, 5-passenger bouncing tube is Wet'n Wild's newest ride.
Acres of slides, chutes, flumes, floats and plunges make Wet'n Wild the perfect place to get wet, go wild and soak up the warm Florida sunshine.

MIRACLE STRIP AMUSEMENT PARK
P.O. Box 2000
Panama City, FL 32402
(904) 234-5810
Email: info@miraclestrippark.com

Location: 12000 W. Front Beach Rd. Panama City
Days open: Fridays and Saturdays during Mid-March and April thru Memorial Day. Daily from Memorial Day thru mid-August. Fridays and Saturdays from mid-August thru Labor Day.
Daily Hours: MON-FRI 6pm-11:30pm, SAT opens at 1pm, SUN opens at 3pm
Number of rides: 26
Attractions: "Old House," walk through a haunted house.
Miracle Strip is a pay-per-ride amusement park but of course you can pay one price for all the rides. It has a variety of rides and has a sister water park named Shipwreck Island.

SHIPWRECK ISLAND
P.O. Box 2000
Panama City, FL 32402
(904) 234-0368
Email: info@shipwreckisland.com

Location: 12000 W. Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach
Days open: Saturdays in mid-April and May; Daily from early June thru mid-August; Weekends mid-August thru Labor Day.
Daily Hours: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm main entrance closes at 4 pm
Attractions: "Tree Top Drop," a water slide with a 65-foot drop. "Pirates Plunge," 300-ft. racing slide.
This is a water park centering around the "Great Shipwreck."

SILVER SPRINGS & WILD WATERS
P.O. Box 370
Silver Springs, FL 32688
(352) 236-2121

ADVENTURE ISLAND
P.O. Box 9158
Tampa, FL 33674
(813) 987-5600

Location: From Orlando, westbound I-4 ex. N. I-75,Fowler ex.
Days open: DAILY- Late March thru Labor Day. WEEKENDS- After Labor Day thru October.
Daily Hours: Vary between...10am-5pm, 9:30am-6pm 9am-7,8pm
Number of rides: 15
Attractions: A big man-made wave pool.
Tampa Bay's largest water park. Adventure Island is right next door to Busch Gardens.

BUSCH GARDENS, THE DARK CONTINENT
P.O. Box 9158
Tampa, FL 33624
(813) 987-5082

Location: From Orlando, westbound I-4 ex. N. I-75,Fowler ex.
Days open: DAILY Jan. 1 - Dec. 31
Daily Hours: Times vary; from 9am- 7-9 pm; 9:30 am - 6 pm
Number of rides: about 25
Attractions: "Kumba," Busch Gardens' newest attractions, Kumba goes up to 60 MPH and has the worlds largest vertical drop; "Questor," go on a fantasy adventure in this flight simulator, the biggest in the world.
Mixing thrills with nature is Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

LION COUNTRY SAFARI
2003 Lion Country Safari Road
Loxahatchee, FL. 33470
(561) 793-1084
Email: sales@lioncountrysafari.com

Location: 15 miles west of West Palm Beach on southern Blvd.
Days open: Open Daily year round rain or shine.
Daily Hours: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm last vehicle permitted 4:30 pm
Attractions: "Safari," drive through 500 acres of wildlife preserve, home of African, Asian, and North American animals. All animals are roaming free so occasionally you will stop for crossing animals. No open tops.
Drive through 500-acres of wildlife preserve while occasionally being stopped by animals crossing the road! This park offers a close look at exotic animals.

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